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Drake bounces Badgers, UW-Milwaukee falls

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Gazette staff
December 12, 2011

Cold shooting plagued the University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team again Sunday.


The Badgers missed 19 of 25 three-point shots in losing a 65-54 nonconference game to Drake at the Kohl Center.


Wisconsin (4-7) trailed by nine at half but tied the game at 40-40 with 8:49 left. Drake (4-4) then went on an 11-2 run to take control.


Taylor Wurtz and Jade Davis had 12 points each to lead Wisconsin.


DRAKE 65, WISCONSIN 54

Drake (65)—McSparron, 2-3-7; Clark, 5-3-17; Hackbarth, 6-8-20; Reid, 0-2-2; Running, 4-0-8; Montgomery, 1-0-2; Wolfschlager, 3-0-7; Lutes, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-16-65.


Wisconsin (54)—Davis, 4-1-12; Wurtz, 4-4-12; Thomas, 2-1-5; Paige, 1-0-3; Covington, 4-2-10; Gorman, 1-0-2; Gulczynski, 2-0-6; Smith, 1-0-2; Rochel, 1-0-2. Totals: 20-8-54.


Drake 30 35—65


Wisconsin 21 33—54


Three-point goals—Drake 5 (Clark 4, Wolfschlager), Wisconsin 6 (Davis 3, Gulczynski 2, Paige). Free throws missed—Drake 4, Wisconsin 6. Rebounds—Drake 38 (Hackbarth 11), Wisconsin 32 (Covington 9). Total fouls—Drake 12, Wisconsin 18.


Attendance—4,212.


-- Oklahoma 72, UW-Milwaukee 50—The 24th-ranked Sooners jumped out to an 18-point halftime lead en route to the nonconference win over the visiting Panthers.


UW-Milwaukee’s Alex Klawitter, a Janesville Parker graduate, had six points on two three-point baskets. Oklahoma’s Nicole Griffin, a Milwaukee Vincent graduate, finished with two points.


(24) OKLAHOMA 72, MILWAUKEE 50

Milwaukee (50)—Green 3-11 1-2 8, Lindfors 3-9 9-10 15, Wilson 0-2 2-3 2, Tucker 2-7 2-6 6, Rodriguez 1-9 0-0 3, Chandler 1-2 0-0 2, Jan. Swopshire 0-1 0-0 0, Dorow 2-2 0-0 4, Jas. Swopshire 0-0 0-0 0, Theut 0-0 4-4 4, Klawitter 2-5 0-0 6. Totals: 14-48 18-25 50.


Oklahoma (72)—McFarland 3-5 0-0 8, Griffin 1-1 0-0 2, Ellenberg 5-15 2-4 14, Hook 2-6 3-4 8, Hand 5-12 5-5 17, Cerina 0-1 0-0 0, Harden 2-4 1-2 6, Campbell 6-6 1-1 13, Williams 1-4 2-2 4. Totals: 25-54 14-18 72.


UW-Milwaukee 23 27—50


Oklahoma 41 31—72


Three-point Goals—Milwaukee 4-17 (Klawitter 2-5, Green 1-2, Rodriguez 1-6, Chandler 0-1, Wilson 0-1, Tucker 0-2), Oklahoma 8-24 (McFarland 2-3, Hand 2-6, Ellenberg 2-9, Hook 1-3, Harden 1-3). Fouled Out—Griffin, Lindfors. Rebounds—Milwaukee 27 (Tucker, Wilson 7), Oklahoma 42 (Hand 10). Assists—Milwaukee 6 (Wilson 3), Oklahoma 19 (Hand, Hook 6). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 21, Oklahoma 22.


Attendance—5,725.



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